One of my many. many gripes about these professional politicians is how they play fast and loose with the truth and facts.
Today Charles Rangle (D-NY) was a perfect example. He is pushing gun control, he wants to ban assault (style) weapons. In a passionate speech today on gun control he said that millions of children are being killed by assault weapons. Millions ??. Yes, there are children being killed by firearms but it is nowhere near “millions”. Here he is playing fast and loose with facts, to the point of I could say he’s just flat out lying to try and get sympathy support for gun control. In reality, a child is much more likley to drown in a swimming pool than be shot. Maybe we should ban swimming pools too!
This is just like a few weeks ago when Maxine Waters (D-CA) said in a speech that the sequester would cost 170 million jobs. This is a little surprising, seeing as there are only 150 million jobs in the country. Again, a politician playing fast and loose with the facts.
I think it’s also interesting to note that Maxine Waters is ninth on Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Corrupt Politicians of 2011” list and Charles Rangle is sixth on their “Dishonorable Mentions” list.
And they keep getting reelected. I just don’t get it!